Just a few days ago, the makers of one of the most anticipated biopics of 2019 released the logo of the film with a controversial tag line , ‘Not A Porn Star’ clearly emphasising the perspective of the film.
Even though she was known primarily for her roles in adult films, her phenomenal success made her several enemies and said to have caused ripples in the male dominated industry of the time.
Richa Chadha’s debut song as a singer is the perfect foot tapping number
The first look poster of the film which has the impeccable actress, Richa Chadha playing the titular lead has been released. Covered in authentic gold jewellery, which is a staple element of glamour in Kerala, Richa looks every bit convincing as Shakeela Khan.
Richa Chadha meets the real Shakeela ahead of the film’s shoot
Interestingly the actress stands defiant in the face of the insults that are scribbled on the wall behind her.
The film which has been produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment is now all set to release in Summer 2019.
Shakeela Biopic is certainly one of the most awaited biopics currently based on the real life story of Shakeela, 90s adult film star who started with small roles and turned into a massive superstar. Her career at a point was so envious that male superstars of the era would fear of their films releasing alongside a Shakeela film. One of the first Indian actors whose films were dubbed in 16 international languages, Shakeela was the ideal rags to riches story with a twist of having lost it all to be back to square one.
The cast and crew who are currently on their final schedule in Bengaluru have now unveiled the logo of the film and a tag line, that’s both undaunted and unabashed. Steering away from the stereotypical image that Shakeela has in minds of people of being a soft porn actor, the film challenges the audiences and is set to give them the depth story of the woman behind the phenomenon of an unlikely superstar. She made her choices of the films she did and took great pride in her work, but her life, her growing up years, her influences are all the elements director Indrajit Lankesh has tried to bring to the table in the film that delves into the life of Shakeela. With Richa Chadha at the helm of the title role, we are certain that we will get to see a power packed performance.
Richa Chadha is a name synonymous with films, power-packed performances and important causes, but the actress now also has another talent that audiences will get to see and appreciate, singing. The Love Sonia and Fukrey actress has collaborated with Dr. Zeus and Zora Randhawa, two Punjabi pop stars who are extremely well known in the international circuit for fantastic hits.
Gawandiyaan which is an old Punjabi song has been remade to match the new age sound choices but keeping intact the important beats and notes of the song. Richa who sings and dances in the video looks like a complete Rockstar in both her avatars, in the traditional and modern looks. Not only did Richa Chadha sing along with the artists but also choreographed the dance steps along with the dancers and styled herself for the video. Also seen in the video along is her Fukrey co-actor, Varun Sharma.
We are amazed at the number of things Richa Chadha can do. This catchy song proves that she can do it all!!
Richa Chadha meets the real Shakeela ahead of the film’s shoot
Richa Chadha wins the Outstanding Achievement Award at LIFF
Richa Chadha to helm the biopic of Shakeela
Richa Chadha face of Shibani Kashyap’s new single ‘Wannabe Free’
Richa Chadha launches a cocktail named after her character Bholi Bhali Punjaban
Freida Pinto took to Instagram to reveal interesting behind the scenes trivia about her character from the upcoming film, Love Sonia.
The film has a strong ensemble cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Noorani is introducing Mrunal Thakur as well as Riya Sisodiya.
Love Sonia is scheduled to release in India on 14th September 2018.
Actress Richa Chadha is all geared up to play the role of a popular adult film star from the south Shakeela Khan. Best known for her adult films, Shakeela became a rage overnight after her first mainstream film Playgirls in which she acted alongside Silk Smitha. One of the most popular names in the south even today, Shakeela has a story that makes for a compelling celluloid tale for the audience to watch. She rose to stardom after Silk Smitha, grabbing every producer and director’s attention in the Southern film industries also becoming the first female actor in Malayalam cinema to gain such popularity back when it was a largely male-dominated business.
Richa, who is known for doing experimental roles and roles which are defying, was the ultimate choice for the filmmakers of the Shakeela Khan biopic to play the titular role. She recently met Shakeela in Bangalore for the first time for an official meet and greets session. Both the real and reel Shakeela spent a great deal of time together and had a great time bonding understanding each other. Shakeela shared anecdotes from her early days and her long career, giving the Fukrey actress all the details she would need to play the part to perfection.
The film is being currently shot in Thirthahalli a small village in Karnataka where there is fluctuating mobile network and no proper electricity supply, but Richa took the situation in her own stride positively and without complaints, she doing her job to the best. Shakeela Khan is been directed by Indrajit Lankesh, and it is slated for release in mid-2019.
Richa Chadha is truly one of the actresses of the current times who’s truly proved her worth time and again. Each of her performances have etched a truly lasting impression earning her a repute of being a powerhouse of talent. The actress who will soon be seen in David Womark’s production Love Sonia directed by Tabrez Noorani is currently in London where she’s in attendance of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival which opened the festival last evening. The film stars Richa as one of the leads alongside incredible actors like Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Sai Tamhankar and others.
The film opened to packed audiences at the famous Leicester Square in London last evening and got a thunderous response from those present at its world premiere. Not just that, Richa even walked away with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award. The actress was lauded for her role in Love Sonia and of her achievement as an actress and the incredible performances she’s delivered so far. Now this truly makes us excited to see the actress’ performance in the upcoming film which will soon have its India release.
Speaking about the honour, Richa said, “This was completely unexpected. I was overwhelmed with the response to the film and very happy that people knew, appreciated my work here in London. People who are big fans of the fukrey franchise as well as Masaan. It was a humbling experience”.
Apart from this the actress upon her return from London will begin shooting for the much awaited biopic of Shakeela and will then work on the season 2 of Amazon Prime’s Original Series – Inside Edge.
Shibani Kashyap and her enchanting voice are famous for binding people under a sweet musical spell. In her upcoming single titled ‘Wannabe Free’, the singer takes to music with a cause by encouraging everyone to free themselves from the shackles of social media. And to represent the music video who better could be other than actress Richa Chadha who is known to speak his mind freely on any social platform. Richa over the period of time took to the social platform to address her thoughts and agony without fear to which many of her fans and critics across the globe appreciated her act of valour. She has a distinct social media presence because of her forthright take on issues. The song Wannabe Free composed by Shibani Kashyap with Rashmi Virag’s lyrics truly represents Richa’s persona by large.
Richa shot for this video in Goa this past October where she will be seen donning the avatar of a woman who’s affected in her daily life by the adverse effects of social media addiction. This song hopes to put a rest to our technological eye in order to realize the importance of human affection and emotions. This song is set to be released under the Zee Music label by the end of January.
When asked Richa about the music video and her collaboration with Shibani Kashyap, she said, “Shibani is a friend and I was glad to be featured in her song. Unlike a regular party number or a romantic song, she’s made something meaningful about a pertinent and growing problem. I was happy to be associated with it”.
Richa Chadha graced a popular lounge in Mumbai with her presence to inaugurate a specially designed cocktail after her famous character Bholi Punjaban from Fukrey franchise.
The much awaited cocktail has been named as Bholi Bhali Punjaban. The drink is infused with litchi fruit juice, cranberry and orange with fresh mint leaves. It will be offered to the patrons in a customised bottle with Bholi Punjaban’s image on the bottle and will be available across all outlets of the restobar.
Speaking about it, at the launch Richa said, “I think the cocktail is a perfect combination of the character as it’s the perfect blend of sweet with a base of a strong flavour just like Bholi. I’m glad this integration happened and now people at this place would get a chance to have a drink that’s named after a character I played.”